Art can be anything you see around you and becomes valuable and meaningful when it evokes a positive emotion in the viewer. My vision is that art becomes more accessible when people see it in the everyday and inspires them because they recognize themselves in it. ”
How do you start with a blank canvas? Joost Pesch (1988) likes to start with an idea. He wanted to become an advertiser and eventually became a manager in the corporate world. After a study at the art academy in Rotterdam and a study in business administration he realized that his interests were flying in all directions. Art, strategy, marketing, history and so on.
All his life he has always been a painter, but Pesch worked as a manager in business for almost 10 years. Everything changed when he decided to put aside all logical next steps in his career. As the grandson of a mayor and a family with many traditional professions, being an artist is a striking, but still a logical choice for him. He found out that many disciplines come together in art like philosophy and technology. By making art he can share his broad interests and experience to influence the art world in his own way.
He decided to quit his job. No one else is going to do it for you, you have to dare to take the step yourself. “This is what i want. This is the type of life that I want to live”. He wants to make the world more interesting for himself and share that with people through his artworks.
“This is the type
of life that I
want to live”
Art can be anywhere and be seen in anything, but it has to stand out. In your favorite restaurant or hotel and other public places. In these places you are confronted with it without consciously seeking it out and I make it accessible to a wider audience.
By turning his deepest passion and talent into his work, he has been able to develop his own vision of the art world. Art can be anything you see around you and becomes valuable and meaningful when it evokes a positive emotion in the viewer. His vision is that art becomes more accessible when people see it in the everyday and inspires them because they recognize themselves in it.
The combination of his commercial and creative knowledge makes him independent. He believes artists nowadays can reach a large audience themselves if they use their knowledge correctly. The time of the financially suffering artist who dusts his canvases in his studio is over.
A new generation finds Pesch for paintings (on commission), limited edition prints and murals. His personal journey plays a big part in the work he creates. Symbolic icons that arouse curiosity and contemporary culture as a source of inspiration take you into his colorful and versatile world.
A dynamic mix of abstraction and realism, symbolic icons that arouse curiosity and art history in our contemporary culture. These are the compelling series of paintings in which Joost Pesch (1988) seeks his balance.
One of A Kind
Pesch’s work is full of expressive use of color and direct messages that convey and evoke important positive emotions. He is inspired by the potential of art to convey positive energy and the effect this positive energy has on the viewer.
The themes and subjects in his paintings form a basis for the color combinations that are based on personal interests and feelings such as artistic movements, history and culture.
evolution & inspiration
Joost Pesch’s personal journey – from a study at the Willem de Kooning Academy and a study Business Administration – to a manager in the corporate world – to the choice to follow his dreams and passion as an independent artist – play a major role in the work he creates. His travels and contemporary culture are an inspiration and take you into his colorful and versatile world.